The Hotel Daphne is a shining jewel, nestled in the heart of Istanbul. The name is taken from the Byzantine palace that once stood beside the Hippodrome. It is a charming property waiting to welcome you to Sultanahmet, only a few minutes stroll from the major historical cultural sites of Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Underground Cisterns and the Hippodrome (At Meydanı). There is a sense of refinement and style in the 12 standard and 8 deluxe guest rooms that one would expect in a more expensive hotel. The hotel's position gives a sunny aspect to all the rooms and the 8 deluxe rooms enjoy marvellous views of the Sea of Marmara.